Job Conditions as a Futures Trader

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by showtime23, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. I am familiar with job conditions (i.e. hours, etc.) as an equity prop trader but I was wondering what the hours of a futures trader was. How is compensation vs. an equity trader. What are some of the differences? Thanks for the input.
  2. Hours are the same if you trade stock indexes during normal hours (well, 15 minutes longer).

    Differences? Here's some:

    - massive leverage
    - lower transaction costs
    - instant fills (electronic market)
    - lower taxes on profits (60% at long term cap gains rate)